If you have ever had a "friend of the heart" and lost her, this book will inspire you, bring you to tears and laughter. Grace, although damaged is never pathetic. She's strong and caring. The cast of characters is fascinating, and the story weaves together like a seemless tapestry (purple prose)
I loved the deep southern voice of the narrator who brought these people to life. One of the most touching books I've listened to in a long time.
So much drama, long winded drama, too sad, too predictable. Cute perhaps but I do not recommend. Please understand I like more fast paced and dynamic fiction.
This story wasn’t what I thought it would be. It didn’t have any sex appeal and the story was sad more than happy. But overall it was a good book, just not my type of book. The book reminds me of a Fried Green Tomato type of story. Old southern heart break with plenty of tears.
Mother of 3, grandmother of 6, retired nurse and substance abuse counselor. Thrilled to have the time to read or listen to books again.
the book was just okay. the main character was too much of a martyr for me even although i liked her but there were times when i wanted to slap her and say "stop it!" i also thought it was predictable in places. far though from being a not worth it book but i did find my mind wandering a bit. i loved the loyalty and sense of family in it though.
the narrator was good.
People who live in a fantasy world
The concept was all wrong. We are supposed to believe that a woman with a heart condition that is so debilitating that she cannot share a bed with her husband, has the energy and the will to coerce her cousin into abandoning her own kids in order to have an affair with the woman's husband to produce a child that the sick woman somehow has the energy to raise. The author could have contrived a more believable plot.
Can't criticize the narrator.
The demented real mother.
How hard is it to contrive a plot that could have happened?